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Chickadee Ridge

 4.4 (10)

Length


4.5 Miles 7.2 Kilometers


507' 154 m

Ascent

-507' -155 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

8,783' 2,677 m

High

8,517' 2,596 m

Low

Shared By Michael Ahnemann

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A very popular area, due to its stunning views and relatively low effort required.

Michael Ahnemann

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This beautiful hike starts at the popular Tahoe Meadows Trail and follows the TRT: Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit section about 2 miles to Chickadee Ridge, climbing gently to the base of the peak locally known as Jessie's Peak. It's possible to complete a short class 2 scramble to the top of the peak, which some folks choose to do.

Description

Start along the boardwalk through the meadow from the trailhead, and continue along, following signs to the Tahoe Rim Trail. You'll enter the forest and continue gently uphill for about 1.5 miles. You'll pass the Ophir Creek Trail branching off to your left as you continue along Chickadee Ridge. If you were to turn onto that trail, you'd be in for a steep descent down towards Price Lake - it's a nice way to add more scenery and distance, but it's a steep trail.

Along the ridge, enjoy remarkable views across Lake Tahoe, and the mountains beyond to the west. From here, you can continue as far as you'd like, and simply retrace your steps back to the trailhead. Or, from just about any point on the ridge, just before it trends downward, scramble up to the relatively easy summit over large boulders.

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Jun 20, 2018
Korie Hickel
Mar 27, 2018
Alex Elenez
Make sure to follow the snowpack trail unless you wanna be knee deep in heavy snow
Feb 25, 2018
Chuck Culpepper
First time
Jan 14, 2018
Sam Hunt
Dec 25, 2017
Garrett Green
Dec 22, 2017
Kanin Prucksakorn
Dec 2, 2017
Donna Endacott
Good snow but very windy. — 2h 30m
Oct 7, 2017
Tina Wheeler

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 10 votes

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in Lake Tahoe

#422

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in Lake Tahoe

#5

in Nevada

#422

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